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VIP Treatment is standard at OCEAN PRIME.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service. Our team members are “great people delivering genuine hospitality,” and it’s no accident that we put “people” first in our company motto. Heartfelt hospitality is our key to the consistently exceptional service you can expect at OCEAN PRIME. Our team will do everything possible to ensure our guests have a truly amazing experience.

Executive Chef Josh Pickard, Ocean Prime Phoenix

Executive Chef Josh Pickard

Executive Chef Josh Pickard, originally from Agoura Hills, CA, is a 15 year veteran of the restaurant industry. Josh joined the Cameron Mitchell Restaurant family in 2012 and has risen the ranks to Executive Chef at Ocean Prime Phoenix. As a Sous Chef, Josh was selected to participate in the Ocean Prime Young Leaders Program. Josh, along with Ocean Prime managers across the country, worked together to research, design and execute an exclusive summer pairing menu.

Knowing he was destined for the restaurant industry since high school, Josh has found his home at Ocean Prime. The greatest lesson Josh has learned throughout his professional career is that while skills can be taught, character cannot. Josh loves his fellow associates at Ocean Prime Phoenix and looks forward to working with them every day. He also enjoys the days outside of the kitchen, especially his day off for Super Bowl Sunday when he gets to watch his favorite sport with his wife and daughter.

Jagger Griffin, General Manager of Ocean Prime Phoenix, seated in restaurant booth.

General Manager Jagger Griffin

Restaurants have always been a part of Jagger Griffin’s life as his mother served tables to support the two of them. At the age of 17, Jagger’s mother got him a line cook position at the casual restaurant where she worked. After trying out different positions in the food service industry, Chef Griffin felt the calling to hone his culinary skills and create a career in hospitality.

A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, Chef Griffin was a sous chef at two Phoenix restaurants, Christopher’s and Eddie Matney’s before becoming chef de cuisine at Eddie Matny’s.

In 2000, Jagger joined Anthem Restaurants of America as Executive Chef of Furio in Scottsdale. After winning multiple awards and being named one of Arizona’s Up and Coming Chefs in 2002, Jagger was asked to help develop Anthem’s fresh Mexican cantina concept, Salty Senorita in 2003. In 2009, Jagger became Executive Chef at OCEAN PRIME Phoenix. In 2020, Jagger transitioned out of the kitchen that he had known for so long and became the Assistant General Manager at OCEAN PRIME. Taking on a new point of view and responsibilities Jagger adapted quickly into his new position and was promoted to General Manager in 2021.

 

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Sales & Event Manager Nikolette Grantham

An Arizona Native, Nikolette has been with Ocean Prime Phoenix since 2011. Nikolette loves Ocean Prime because of the consistency, genuine hospitality and best seafood you can find in Arizona. She has a passion for guest services and looks forward to creating amazing events!

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